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Oct 28, 2013 5:00pm EDT
that degrade the environment. and yet, the democrats cannot move their agenda. >> well, remember the debate over the health care bill, what is now called obama care. the overwhelming majority of the democrats in both the house and the senate wanted a public option. they wanted some kind of medicare for all. and it was only a handful of democrats, the corporate democrats led by max baucus. >> from montana. >> yes. >> who was chairman of the banking and finance committee. >> that's right. so, a small group of democrats, the corporate democrats were able to thwart the public will and have a public option. so, i don't think you can blame the entire democratic party. it is true that big business has an important role to play in the democratic party. and i think that's why we got robert rubin and we got tim geithner and we got the kinds of people that have. >> clinton democrats? >> the clinton democrats. and i think that's why obama picked, i think, the wrong people to be his financial advisors when he came into office. >> but there are with all due respect very few signs of leadership on a progr
Nov 1, 2013 11:00pm PDT
as it creates rules that will override domestic laws on the environment, workplace safety, and investment. corporate lobbyists already are lining up in washington to ram the agreement through once the white house hurries it out of the delivery room. how do we know this? because some vigilant independent watchdogs are tracking the negotiations with sources they trust, and two are with me now. yves smith is an expert on investment banking and the founder of aurora advisers, a new york based management consulting firm. she runs the "naked capitalism" blog, a go-to site for information and insight on the business and ethics of finance. dean baker is co-director of the progressive center for economic and policy research in washington, dc. he's been a senior economist at the economic policy institute and a consultant to congress and the world bank. i rarely miss his blog, "beat the press," and i'm a regular reader of his column in the "guardian" newspaper. when i'm saying "directly involved," essentially the industry groups. so it's not as though we've brought the environmentalists there to tal
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